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Industry body rubbishes claims more SMSF regulation needed

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 27 Jun 2016

The article, published in The Sydney Morning Herald print and online editions, highlighted particular concerns around SMSF trustees with balances of less than $200,000

Income from prisons and pipelines

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 06 Nov 2013

Income-hungry investors can benefit from funds that invest in a range of infrastructure assets, ranging from toll roads and prisons to gas pipelines

In Australia, play the hand you are dealt

Author: Robert Mead
Date: 24 May 2016

As interest rates continue to fall in Australia, investors may want to take their cue from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)

Implications under the new ATO penalties

Author: Aaron Dunn
Date: 21 Mar 2014

He will be speaking at the Morningstar SMSF Trustee Strategy Day in April

Imperfectly perfect

Author: Matthew Booker
Date: 01 Dec 2015

In the movie The Last Samurai , Katsumoto sought the perfect cherry blossom

IAG's cash profit falls 12.2pc, announces $300m buyback

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Aug 2016

Insurance Australia Group (ASX: IAG) on Friday announced a 12.2 per cent fall in fiscal 2016 cash profit before one-off items to $987 million, ahead of consensus but in line with Morningstar's forecast

How will the transfer balance cap impact retirement plans?

Author: Accurium
Date: 16 May 2017

The latest updates to Accurium's retirement healthcheck allow you to assess the impact on retirement plans for those affected by the $1.6-million transfer balance cap

How to play the resources sector

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 10 Oct 2013

Chicago-based Morningstar equity strategist Daniel Rohr gave a presentation on the commodity outlook to local analysts this week

How to make retirement savings last

Author: Vicky Kuok
Date: 04 Jan 2016

This article discusses generally how you can plan ahead for retirement with risk management and cash-flow management to make your retirement savings last

How to inflation-adjust your retirement withdrawals

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 09 Dec 2015

It's challenging enough for today's retirees and pre-retirees who are being forced to fend for themselves without the benefit of pensions, in an ultralow interest-rate environment to boot

How to defer tax

Author: Cate Tripodi, Peter Lee and Anne Graham
Date: 12 Jun 2014

Why is it possible to defer tax? Tripodi : Tax legislation is quite prescriptive about what can and can't be done, but does provide some opportunities to consider, such as bringing forward income or possibly delaying the time income is received.

How to benefit from emerging markets

Author: Nimalan Govender
Date: 22 May 2014

Why should investors consider investing in emerging market equities? Some investors argue that Australia is over-exposed to emerging markets because of its expanded trade with China and its resource-intensive export sector.

How to be financially healthy

Author: Larry Light
Date: 21 May 2015

Paul Sullivan had a rough early life: a threadbare home, divorced parents, a lousy school and few prospects

How to avoid a bad stock

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 24 Jun 2014

The book Boganaire : The Rise and Fall of Nathan Tinkler gives a detailed account of the spectacular fortune a mining entrepreneur achieved through a number of successful speculative mining deals

How to avoid a bad stock

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 06 Feb 2014

The book Boganaire : The Rise and Fall of Nathan Tinkler gives a detailed account of the spectacular fortune a mining entrepreneur achieved through a number of successful speculative mining deals

How much should I hold in ETFs?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 19 Sep 2014

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have always appealed to investors

How I found my golf game but lost my wife to a Titleist

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 06 Sep 2016

So what part of the title do you want to hear first? Well, I'm just funnin' you on the latter, but finding your golf game at 72? Well, that's serious business and nothing to joke about

How fake news can warp financial markets

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 29 Dec 2016

The cacophony of "noise" that distracts investors and threatens to veer them off course has been acknowledged for some time--a by-product of the information age and digital era in which we now live .

How asset allocation differs from diversification

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 10 Mar 2015

Investors tend to use the terms "asset allocation" and "diversification" interchangeably

Home-owner pensioners worse off under Budget 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 25 May 2017

With the stated aim of freeing up family-sized housing stock, Federal Treasury announced a plan to enable downsizers over the age of 65 to make a non-concessional contribution of up to $300,000 into their superannuation fund, from the proceeds of the sale of their principal home

History: Will it repeat or rhyme?

Author: Tom Stevenson
Date: 18 May 2017

NASDAQ 1989-1999 Source: Datastream

High-speed trading swindling value investors

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 05 Jun 2013

According to new research by the Industry Super Network (ISN), value investors are being hurt by the increasing use of high-frequency trading in the Australian capital markets

High-growth tech stock prospects

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 16 Oct 2015

Some analysts claim the Australian stock market, compared to those offshore, lacks exciting technology companies and that there isn't an opportunity to diversify into the sector

Here's why every SMSF member needs an enduring power of attorney

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 08 Sep 2016

You may have seen coverage in the news of the Women and SMSFs report, jointly released by the Commonwealth Bank and the SMSF Association, indicating that more than half of SMSF members do not have an up-to-date will or a succession plan

Here's why every SMSF member needs an enduring power of attorney

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 19 Dec 2016

You may have seen news coverage earlier in 2016 about the "Women and SMSFs Report," jointly released by the Commonwealth Bank and the SMSF Association, indicating that more than half of SMSF members do not have an up-to-date will or a succession plan

Here's how to access China A-shares ahead of MSCI decision

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 22 May 2017

MSCI, one of the world's largest index companies, will make a decision in June regarding whether it will include mainland China A-shares in one of its most traded indices

Here's a top-rated exposure to Japanese equities

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 22 Nov 2016

Morningstar UK fund analyst Kenneth Lamont points out in a recent article that Japan has more to gain or lose from changes to US economic and foreign policy under a Trump presidency than most other countries

Here are some reasons to consider buying QBE

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 07 Dec 2016

Firstly, as Morningstar head of Australian banking research David Ellis points out, the company is set to benefit from the recent surge in long-term bond yields

Here are 2 great stocks you need to sell

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Nov 2016

As all subscribers to various Morningstar products would know, the moat rating is a cornerstone of the company's investment philosophy

Have the banks gone ex-growth?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Aug 2013

Earlier this year, well-respected Fidelity portfolio manager Kate Howitt commented on the outlook for banks

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